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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Truck
#361 of 400 Re: 6.4 mileage [dbweaver]
Jan 14, 2010 (6:36 pm)
It is leaking on the passenger side.
Jan 14, 2010 (8:29 pm)
I have an 08 350 diesel. I posted months ago about my oil level and my coolant level. I brought it in and I need a new radiator which isn't covered and is $1100. I have 49k on it and have been putting coolant in for a year and a half now. Didn't start leaking until about two months ago so I think there is more to the problem. Also about my oil level I would get out about 22 quarts when I changed it. They said it was a high pressure oil pump leaking diesel in. I brought it in for this over a year ago and they said nothing was wrong. They have had it for almost three weeks now and said it would be done tomorrow. They now called and said part wont be in until the 28th. They have lost a loyal ford customer I went and bought a 2010 2500 ram today. If anyone knows anything about the radiator let me know. Not sure if there is anyway I can point the finger at them and not have to pay for it. I have had too many problems with this truck and most likely wont go back to Ford again.
#363 of 400 Re: Problems [lakersc84]
Jan 15, 2010 (8:54 am)
My 08 F350 has 37334 mi. I talked to a Ford dealer who said they think they can get my radiator fixed under a recall. I dropped it off yesterday and hope to hear something today. I will let you know.
#364 of 400 you tube "f250 blue smoke"
Feb 03, 2010 (5:00 pm)
i took my 2009 F250 deisel truck in 6 times, Ford corporate said it is normal. it happens everyday.
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#365 of 400 Re: 2008 F250 Super Duty w/ leak? [Roundtracker]
Feb 27, 2010 (4:10 pm)
I purchased one of the first 2008 F-350 delivered in the area. First radiator was replaced at 18,000, second radiator needs to be replaced now at 41,000. So far the dealer does not want to cover it. Washington state has a lemon law, dealer get three chances to fix it and then I get a new truck.
So far this truck has a new radiator, new turbo, new high pressure oil pump, new exhaust filter. The oil pump was probably the real problem but the dealer replaced the turbo and exhaust filter trying to resolve the noise problem. I purchased new to get some reliability, this truck has been a real disappointment.
#366 of 400 Re: Problems [lakersc84]
Mar 04, 2010 (1:11 pm)
I too have an 08 350 6.4L Diesel. New on the road in April 2008. I tow a 36ft fifth wheel at around 12,500Lbs. At about 75,000km I noticed the coolant level low in reservior. Topped it up 3 times in a week - took 12L in all. No leaks in driveway or at work parking spot, and no spray under the hood. Dealership stated it was a rad leak and they had a replacement rad in stock and could complete the work the same day. However it took a full week to get my truck back. The dealership was very vague with their explanations why. It was covered under warranty so no cost to me, but I've always been suspect as to where the coolant was going. I could never seem to get a clear reading on the oil dip stick but always seemed very high. No problems since though so I don't think I got the straight goods from Ford.
As for everyone else and their mileage and power issues, I have none. 18 to 20 Mpg (imperial gal not US) highway (keep it below 2000 rpm) and no power loss.
Mar 19, 2010 (9:50 am)
I am posting this with hopes to get Ford's attention. I have an 2008 F450 that has been in the shop 19 times in 23 months. With 97,000 miles it has had 4 new engines, the EGR cooler has gone out numerous times, the turbo hose comes off every trip and it is back in the shop again with an oil leak. My truck was in the shop the entire month of Feb. only to get it back, drive 800 miles and lost it again! I took it in again Wednesday 8am and they still haven't looked at it and said they can't until Tuesday (a full week). They were charging me a deductible until I fought that because my contract says I owe no deductibles. How is it that Ford can give me turbo hoses to store behind that seat and tell my driver to put them on when they come off. He now carries two. Our dealership just offered him a job to install them and asked him if he wanted to reinstall it himself at their shop because he does it faster than they can. Every time my truck is down I have to hire an outside driver to deliver my boats. This has cost me tremendously to have an inhouse driver yet I have to hire someone else. Does anyone have advice on how to get Ford's attention??? Obviously I own a commercial vehicle and I do not fall under the Lemon Law. I'm just looking for an even trade to the new 2011 (which will probably have problems too) but atleast I can start over with a bumper to bumper warranty.
#368 of 400 Used 2008
Jun 02, 2010 (9:39 am)
I'm looking at buying a used 2008 F250 crew cab, white, king ranch, with 63000 miles no it. It's got a navigation system, moon roof, and spray in bedliner. They're asking $38,700 for it. What does everyone think? Thanks.
#369 of 400 Re: Used 2008 [adidas]
Jun 05, 2010 (9:53 am)
I think you can do better than that if you shop around. I just bought my son his college graduation gift: a 2008 F350 Crew Cab, Copper Metallic, King Ranch, 6.4L Diesel, 4X4 with Navigation, Moon Roof, Spray in Liner, Goose Neck (used twice), Ranch Hand Grill Guard, flawless, belonged to a 65 y/o doctor who put 67,124 highway miles on it between Dilley, TX and San Antonio, TX as a daily commuter. This previous owner provided records showing oil changes were done every 3K miles (rather than every 10K listed in maintenance schedule). I have never driven a more comfortable truck. I feel like I stole it for $33,500. Doctor actually traded it for the same truck, but a 2011 model. Must be nice to be wealthy! BTW, he sold a 2009 Vette to one of his co-workers the same day for $32,000.
#370 of 400 Re: Used 2008 [08king_ranch]
Jun 05, 2010 (2:44 pm)
Wow. Sounds like maybe they need to come off about 5k. Congrats on the great deal!